OVER the past few weeks the now-disppeared Wednesday Football League has been mentioned on a number of occasions. The latest letter is from Mr Gorden M. Peak, of Highgate, Hunger Hill, who played in the league for the Farnworth and Kearsley Co-op Society.

"In fact," he tells me, "I have at last found a cup which we won in 1949-50 as League Champions, and I remember the match being played on a ground behind Glynne Street, Farnworth belonging to Norris's woodworks. Other grounds we played on were behind St Germain Street, Farnworth, Tillotson's, Manchester Road, Bolton, the police club down the Haulgh, and Holy Harbour at Halliwell.

"I recall a rough and tumble scrap when we once played the Police, and the end result was that the head of the local Police stopped their team playing for a considerable time. I am sure there must be many people still alive who played in this league.

"On Wednesday afternoons most shops closed down, and we had some good crowds following us." Mr Peak also tells me that he first started work as a milk lad for the Co-op "horse and cart days" up to the end of the Second World War.